Cy-Fair Fire Department Launches Whole Blood Program

The Cy-Fair Fire Department has partnered with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to begin providing whole blood, allowing the Fire Department to perform blood transfusions in the field.

“Time is the enemy our clinicians fight and the whole blood program is the next level of innovation to increase the survivability of our patients,” Justin Reed, deputy head of the department’s EMS, said in a statement. Press.

The fire department received its first shipment of whole blood on Wednesday and began using whole blood in the field on Thursday.

Whole blood is used to treat patients who have experienced significant blood loss due to trauma.

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